Chief Evander Collier IV is originally from Jacksonville, the largest city in the State of Florida. He spent more than 30-years serving with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office where he worked his way through the ranks to become one of the agency’s top leaders. Throughout his law enforcement career, he has demonstrated success building and sustaining strong community, strategic partnerships, and stakeholder relationships and is known for his collaborative “lead from the front” approach in driving reductions in crime and improving productivity of all areas under his leadership. Chief Collier is recognized for his comprehensive and strategic crime fighting approach that delivered notable results, such as a 50% reduction in the city of Jacksonville’s homicides and a 30-40% reduction in violent crime for 4 consecutive years.
Chief Collier holds a Master of Arts in public administration from the University of Central Michigan and successfully completed the Administrative Officer Commander master level program at the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute. He is a recognized subject matter expert in multiple areas of the law enforcement profession including community policing, crime prevention, and problem-solving initiatives. Chief Collier was officially sworn in on April 29, 2021.